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Dark Ages:

see Middle AgesMiddle Ages,
period in Western European history that followed the disintegration of the West Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th cent. and lasted into the 15th cent., i.e., into the period of the Renaissance.
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dark ages

The period between the recombination epoch and the formation of the first bright galaxies. Toward the end of this time the first generation of stars must have formed in protogalaxies, and created the first heavy elements. The absence of observable radiation renders this period ‘dark’. Only when sufficient stars or quasars have formed to reionize the intergalactic medium (as revealed by the Gunn–Peterson test) is this period observable.
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The author takes the reader on ten journeys--each journey 75 miles or more--across Britain to reconstruct the history and people of the region in the Dark Ages and early medieval period.
Continued improper prescribing is a step back to the Dark Ages GEORGE MCNAMARA OF THE ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY
The Dark Ages are the shadowy centuries from the end of the Roman occupation in the early Fifth century to the end of the Ninth Century - a time which produced legends like King Arthur and Alfred the Great.
John Tilley, regional officer of the RMT, said after the meeting with councillors on Merseytravel's committee: "Merseyrail is an excellent rail system and we don't want to take it backwards to the dark ages when people were scared to travel.
The Edge of the World is an impressive book, shedding a powerful light on the period inaccurately referred to as the Dark Ages.
Those who missed playing PvZ in the nighttime setting will enjoy the Dark Ages world in PvZ2.
However, to brand the entire country to be living in the dark ages is uncalled for and unjust.
The abacus and the cross; the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages.
The Dark Ages: An Age of Light BBC Four, Tuesday, 9pm The problem with making a series about the Dark Ages is actually defining when that was.
It looks increasingly likely that this fortress was built in the Dark Ages, and occupied during the fifth to the seventh centuries AD.
Nothing was producing visible light during the Dark Ages, which lasted several hundred million years.
JOHN HIGGINS reckons 2010 will be the year snooker finally sees the light and climbs out of the dark ages.